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Christchurch Gondola

Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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$19*
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Christchurch Gondola Ride
87%
Ranked #18 of 185 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Observation decks & towers, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central...
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Type: Trams, Observation decks & towers, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.
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Berkshire
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff here. $25 per adult. Quite a long ride up to the top. Excellent views, excellent restaurant and very good gift shop which I thought was very reasonably priced. Toilets best I have used at an attraction. There are walks to do if you wish.

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Orange, NSW
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Fantastic views of Christchurch and Lyttelton harbour. We made use of my boyfriends parents entertainment vouchers so we ended up getting the two for the price of one. It works out to be quiet expensive otherwise. There is a cafe up the top for all your food needs. There are several walks you can do once you've reached the top,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a wonderful way to see CC at it's best. Lovely and relaxing. Just wish there were better food options at the top to encourage me to stay longer. Stunning views and well worth the trip

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Fantastic panaromic views of Lyttleton Harbour and Christchurch City. A must do for anyone visiting the garden city.

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Suffolk
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28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its expensive to get up here and a way out of Christchurch but the views are great. The weird time tunnel experience is worth doing. We intended to walk to the pioneer women's memorial but the trail signage and interpretation was so poor, we gave up. The folk here could make so much more of this asset and encourage more... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us we are glad you enjoyed the views. Sorry that you didn't manage to make it to the pioneer women's memorial it is such a nice walk, unfortunately we are not permitted to put signage or any interpretation on the land as it is not owned by us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us... More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

a great place to visit on a reasonably still sunny day you can see for miles an in all directions a pleasant ride to the top

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We used to have an annual pass to this when the children were small and used to go up most weekends in winter just for an icecream. The great thing about this attraction is the views that show you where Christchurch actually is in relation to everything else. You get great views over Lytellton Harbour and amazing views out North... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fantastic view around the area from the hills in the back to the beach. and it explains I guess also why Christchurch was so demolished, sitting in the plain of a huge crater

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Christchurch
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you have the time you can take a one-way trip for $15. Once at the top it is a nice walk down to Lyttelton or back to the Gondola base via the Bridle Path. I recommend Lyttelton as there are many cafes. The Number 28 bus takes you to the gondola station from the city and you can get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

They have definitely upgraded the cafe food! Looked really nice and the view from there is amazing. Took my family who were visiting from UK and they really enjoyed it.

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